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I was so excited – Ayra Starr speaks on making Obama’s Playlist

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Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, the famous Nigerian singer, who is popularly known as Ayra Starr has talked about how she relished being featured on former United States president, Barack Obama’s playlist.Recall that ‘Rush’ by Ayra Starr was among the 25 songs on Obama’s 2022 end-of-year music playlist.Expressing her excitement for making the playlist in a recent interview with NME, the 20-year-old singer said that she had prayed she would make Obama’s playlist someday.She said, “The funny thing about that is that, the morning before the list came out. I was in the shower and I was like, I really would really like to be on Barack Obama’s list for next year.“I just thought about it, I didn’t know it was coming out. And I prayed, and I was like, ‘God, please just do this one for me. Please.’“And somebody tagged me, like somebody sent the post to me and it wasn’t loading so I couldn’t really see, but I was like, this is Obama. I was like, why are people sending me Obama’s posts? I couldn’t see the picture. I was like, it is, it is! And I saw it and I was so excited.”

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Why i quit Nollywood 3 years ago – Ifu Ennada

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Ex-BBNaija housemate, Ifu Ennada, has spoken about why she quit acting three years ago.In a recent interview with Punch, Ifu Ennada said she left acting to open and focus on her skincare brand, BeautIFUSkin.“I have not been acting for about three years now. I decided to take a break to focus on my business. I wanted something that would fit my lifestyle, which I would be able to take a break from.“As an actress, one cannot do that. But, if one has a business, one can always do whatever one wants. I could be away from my business for about a month and still be making money.”

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Why i performed for free at Alex Otti’s Inauguration – Davido

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Nigerian Afrobeat star, David Adeleke aka Davido has revealed that he performed free of charge at the inauguration of Alex Otti as Governor of Abia State. He made the revelation on his Twitter page. Recall that Davido had on Monday thrilled an elated audience at the inauguration of Otti. Reacting to the reports, Davido, via his Twitter, disclosed that he had known the Abia governor all his life, and believes that he will do right for his people . He added that he wasn’t given a dime for the performance. His Tweet reads: “Not a dime. I’ve known his excellency all my life an i am sure he will do well for the peopple of Abia state.”

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Why Fela should have been a National Father, not a Parent – Yeni Kuti speaks

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The legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti’s daughter, Yeni Kuti has said that her father should have been a national father and not a parent.In an interview with Chude Jideonwo, the media personality, Yeni shared her opinion on Fela’s parenthood.She said that she and her siblings did not feel favoured by Fela despite being his biological children.Yeni added that they never addressed him as daddy.“I don’t even think he should have had children, I think he should have just been a national father,” she said.“We didn’t feel any special bond that we were Fela’s children or he was going to favour you because you are his child.“You are just another human being as far as he was concerned.“It was different because we didn’t call him daddy for instance.”Yeni is the first daughter of Fela Kuti and matriarch of the Kuti clan.It was due to her father’s inspiration that she embarked on a music and dance career.Yeni became a member of Egypt 80, her father’s band.She showcased her talents as both a dancer and a backup singer.She later formed her own band called Yeni Kuti and the Positive Force.There, she continued to promote Afrobeat music and carry on her father’s musical legacy.Yeni Kuti currently serves as a co-manager of the New Afrika Shrine alongside Femi Kuti, her brother.

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